Indiana Psychological Association - Event Information

Event Name:July IPA Webinar: Language Access in the World of Mental Health
Event Type(s):CE Events
Description:IPA 2021 Webinar Series
1.0 Hour of Category I CE credit

Friday, July 9th, 2021 at Noon

Registrants will receive further information for participating via Zoom Webinar for the presentation.

Language Access in the World of Mental Health
Working with an interpreter in a therapeutic or mental health environment provides unique challenges and opportunities for cultural understanding.  By learning how to effectively and collaboratively work with language access providers as part of the larger mental health team, cultural and language barriers can be mitigated and therefore become less of a hindrance to the overarching client/provider goals.  Discussions will be focused on how to effectively leverage working with non-English speaking or Deaf or hard of hearing clients with the help of interpreting and translation services. 

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.    Identify when to use a professional language provider.
2.    Describe how to effectively work with a language provider.
3.    Identify the Dos and Don’ts of language access.

Presenter Bio: Naw Eh Phaw - Director of Language Services, LUNA Language Services
Naw Eh Phaw was born in the southern part of Burma and is fluent in Burmese, Falam Chin, and Karen. As LUNA’s Director of Language Services, Naw utilizes her language and cultural skills to not only bridge language gaps, but also cultural barriers between interpreters, client, and the surrounding communities. She also works diligently mentoring interpreters and continuously improving their skills, as well as with community and service providers to train them about Burmese culture and best practices for using interpreters. Prior to joining LUNA in 2008, Naw was a Resettlement Coordinator at Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. She is considered a leader in her cultural community based on her role both at LUNA as well as her involvement in Falam Baptist Church of Indiana, the largest Chin Baptist church in the nation, where her husband serves as Senior Pastor. While Naw is one of the most humble humans on the planet, she is also one of the most respected Burmese/Karen/Chin medical interpreters in the nation. 

Naw Eh Phaw

Rebecca Buchan, MA, CI, CT, IIC - Director of American Sign Language Services and Education, LUNA Language Services
Rebecca Buchan has dedicated two decades to the field of American Sign Language interpreting. After becoming nationally certified and working in various interpreting venues, she has gone on to become an interpreting mentor, educator, and national presenter. Rebecca has spent time serving on several professional non-profit boards including the state of Indiana's Board of Interpreting Standards (BIS), the Indiana Chapter of Interpreters for the Deaf (ICRID), as President, and the combined ICRID and Indiana Association of the Deaf Task Force. She holds the highest national certification for ASL interpreters and completed her master’s degree in Organizational Communication. She has interpreted for all levels of government proceedings including most recently, Presidents Obama and Trump. In her current position as Director of ASL Services and Education for LUNA, one of Rebecca’s main responsibilities is to oversee our state contract to provide ASL interpreter to Deaf and hard of hearing across the state.

Rebecca Buchan, MA, CI, CT, IIC

Julie T. Steck, Ph.D., HSPP, CRG/Children’s Resource Group
Dr. Julie Steck is a psychologist with CRG/Children’s Resource Group, a multi-specialty behavioral health practice. Dr. Steck specializes in the evaluation of children and adolescents with developmental, learning, emotional, and behavioral concerns. In addition to evaluation, Dr. Steck focuses on treatment of children and adolescents through individual therapy with the child/adolescent and through working the family and school personnel to assist them in adapting to the child’s needs. Areas of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorders, mood disorders, ADHD and learning disorders. Dr. Steck has worked with children for 45 years as a teacher, school psychologist and psychologist.

Dr. Julie Steck

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.
Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits. Partial credit cannot be given. We ask that all participants return the post-program evaluation form at the conclusion of the program. Dr. Steck, Naw Eh Phaw, Rebecca Buchan, and IPA have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any commercial support prior to or during this program.
CE certificates will be distributed via email withing two weeks post-event. 
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, Emeritus-Practicing, and Student Members - $0
IPA Basic, Emeritus-Retired Members, and Affiliate Members - $15
Non-Members - Psychologists and Other Professionals $30

*If a non-member student seeking to attend, please either join IPA (free membership with "sponsorship" by an IPA Academic Member) or, if outside the state of Indiana, please contact

Registration will close on Thursday, July 8th, 2021.
Event Date:7/9/2021
Event Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern
Location:Live Webinar
Contact Person:Connie Vore
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